City of Smithville, MO
Clay County
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Editor's note — Ord. no. 2254-04 §1, adopted March 16, 2004, repealed ch. 375 "procedure on arrest" and enacted similar provisions set out herein. Former §375.050 "police may remove vehicle — when" was removed since it has been repealed in the similar statutory provisions.

Section 375.010 Forms and Records of Traffic Citations and Arrests.

[Ord. No. 2254-04 §1, 3-16-2004]
The municipality shall provide books containing uniform traffic tickets as prescribed by Supreme Court Rule No. 37.46. Said books shall include serially numbered sets of citations in quadruplicate in the form prescribed by Supreme Court Rule.
Such books shall be issued to the Chief of Police or his duly authorized agent, a record shall be maintained of every book so issued, and a written receipt shall be required for every book. The judge or judges hearing municipal ordinance violation cases may require that a copy of such record and receipts be filed with the court.
The Chief of Police shall be responsible for the issuance of such books to individual members of the Police Department. The Chief of Police shall require a written receipt for every book so issued and shall maintain a record of every such book and each set of citations contained therein.

Section 375.020 Procedure of Police Officers.

[Ord. No. 2254-04 §1, 3-16-2004]
Except when authorized or directed under State law to immediately take a person before the Municipal Judge for the violation of any traffic laws, a Police Officer who halts a person for such violation, other than for the purpose of giving him a warning or warning notice and does not take such person into custody under arrest, shall issue to him a uniform traffic ticket which shall be proceeded upon in accordance with Supreme Court Rule No. 37.

Section 375.030 Uniform Traffic Ticket to Be Issued When Vehicle Illegally Parked or Stopped.

[Ord. No. 2254-04 §1, 3-16-2004]
Whenever any motor vehicle without driver is found parked or stopped in violation of any of the restrictions imposed by ordinance of the City or by State law, the officer finding such vehicle shall take its registration number and may take any other information displayed on the vehicle which may identify its user and shall conspicuously affix to such vehicle a uniform traffic ticket or other citation for the driver to answer to the charge against him within seven (7) days during the hours and at a place specified in the traffic ticket.

Section 375.040 Warning of Arrest Sent Upon Failure to Appear.

[Ord. No. 2254-04 §1, 3-16-2004]
If a violator of the restrictions on stopping, standing or parking under the traffic laws or ordinances does not appear in response to a uniform traffic ticket affixed to such motor vehicle within a period of five (5) days, the Traffic Violations Bureau shall send to the owner of the motor vehicle to which the traffic ticket was affixed a letter informing him of the violation and warning him that in the event such letter is disregarded for a period of five (5) days, a warrant of arrest will be issued.